August 11 2019

Virtue Symbol 8 Sided Dice 65% Funded on Kickstarter!

Very excited to see how well the Virtue Dice Kickstarter is going so far! New updates added! Everyone at the $1.00 tier and above will be getting a .pdf of Virtue Cutout Tokens and Miniatures. We have also announced a $1500 stretch goal, which will involve a game being created … Continue reading The post Virtue Symbol 8 Sided Dice 65% Funded on Kickstarter! appeared first on Caveloot.com.
September 5 2018

Auction Spotlight – Shroud of the Avatar AND Ultima


Since I have a feeling we are going to be seeing a lot of stuff popping up for a while, I am going to keep it short!

Currently has a $30 big and is about $10 shipping. Claims to be the $200 reward level, but as it is sealed no way to verify without opening.
Lord British's Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Collector's Edition | eBay

I spotlighted this one last time, but going to toss it up here again as it really is a nice auction!
Shroud of the Avatar SEALED Collector's Box Royal Founder Physical Rewards | eBay


What caught my eye on this one is it has the rune stones with it. Harder to find! I would verify count with the seller though. I’m missing one in my set (I knew that when purchased though), don’t want any surprises!

Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (PC, 1991) 3.5" Disks, Rune Bag, Cluebook 17814788109 | eBay


This one triggered a successful spot check, as its flat out slick! Would love to have one of these in my Cave!

Ultima Online Lithograph UO 15th Anniversary – New Condition | eBay


Be sure to check out my Patreon! Themed around dice as a cool way to give you something back that is game related, but also helps pay for the time and hosting used for stuff like this!

Donate – Caverns, Dungeons, and Beyond

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July 10 2018

Shroud of the Avatar, It’s Developers, & Community In the News

The last few months I have been unable to publish this piece, but rest assured I am still here and other then the short pause, nothing has changed! Glad to be picking it back up again and let’s just get straight to it!

Starting off, it’s pretty hard to discuss video gaming history without at some point bringing up the name Richard Garriott. That’s exactly what is taking place on this piece, posted at US Game. Exploring Ultima and Teletype RPGs, Plus #24 on Our Top 25 RPG Countdown


Austin game developer Richard Garriott brought a crew of child explorers — including his own — to the North Pole in April. They flew the Austin flag while they were there and presented that flag to the mayor on Tuesday.

If you missed the fact he did this a while back… He did.

You can read more about it on Statesman. Family flies Austin flag at North Pole, presents flag to mayor


If you know the history of Richard Garriott, you know that it all started at a Computerland. Who was the man behind the Computerland? Find out about that and more in a new book coming out, which details the history of Richard Garriott.


About John Prosper Mayer


Massively Overpowered has a nice little article over here talking about some of where Shroud of the Avatar is going now. A quick read, so not going to take up a lot of your time to check it out!

SHROUD OF THE AVATAR OPENS UP OPTIONAL ‘REWARDS’ SUBS, STRETCH GOAL CASH SHOP TO FUND EPISODE 2

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February 2 2018

Ultima Auction Spotlight – Ultima Ascension – posters autographed by Lord British / Richard Garriott


The sellers of these is an Ultima Dragon and they do a way better job of describing them, then I could!

Description
Three Ultima Ascension prints signed by Richard Garriott. These are the two-page ads that were run during Ultima Ascension’s release window.

Each poster is a full 16.5 x 10.5 inches. There is no magazine split down the middle.

All proceeds will be donated to Toronto SickKids Hospital (https://www.sickkids.ca/). This charity is not listed on eBay.com’s Make A Donation option, so I will be donating directly and providing proof to the winner.

Background
When Ultima Ascension was released, it performed… poorly. I helped test the first patch by running dozens of benchmarks on whatever Matrox card I had at the time.

Post-release, someone at Origin asked for my home address to send a small token of appreciation. A few weeks later these prints showed up, all signed in gold sharpie by Lord British / Richard Garriott.

I would love to add these to my collection, but my finances do not allow it at this time, so.. GO GET EM!!!

Ultima Ascension – posters autographed by Lord British / Richard Garriott | eBay

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December 24 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – Runestones and Maps


Something you won’t see up for sale by themselves very often is the Runestones from Ultima Underworld. I know this particularly well as I am missing just a single rune from my set and have been watching for just some misc runes for years!

This is a nice auction in that it has the stones, the bag, a couple of maps, and even comes with a cool box to hold it all! At the current minimum bid, the math works out to make this a reasonably fair purchase in my opinion. Sadly for me, I need one little rune out of all of that, so for me, it’s not a great buy unless I had the money to invest in some duplicates. For someone that needs the rest? Go for it!!

The Ankh box is cool too, even if not an official Ultima item!.

Ultima Map Runes Stone Box (5, 7, Underworld) | eBay

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December 5 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – Ultima Online Dragon Miniature


There are a few different versions of this guy that were released, but regardless of which one it is, when you see it you know you are looking at a rare item!

Personally been on my wishlist for a long time, but never at a price, I can afford!

Ultima Online Limited Edition Pewter Dragon Collector Circa 2000 | eBay

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September 26 2017

Shroud of the Avatar, It’s Community, and It’s Developers in the News

Just some various things I have had come across my desk over the last month or so, that you may want to check out if you missed them.

Legendary game celebrates 20 year anniversary – micetimes.asia

Shroud Of The Avatar Brings New Update – MMOExaminer

Great Gaming Minds: Harvey Smith (Dishonored, Deus Ex)

In the money: Richard Garriott's Portalarium, other companies raise nearly $4M – Austin Business Journal

How Richard Garriott Got Players to Start Thinking About the Choices They Make in Ultima IV | USgamer

Gamasutra – Richard Garriott remembers calling his

Break Out: Ultima III and the familial origins of Origin Systems | VentureBeat

How Richard Garriott got started in games – Polygon

Gamasutra – Press Releases- Travian: Legends launches

Choose My Adventure: Many kinds of lost in Shroud of the Avatar – Massively Overpowered

Attendance success for gamescom and inagural devcom | Latest news from the game development industry | Develop

In the wake of the Game of Thrones finale, indulge in the nostalgia of Dragonlance – Vox

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August 14 2017

Shroud of the Avatar AND It’s Players, Communities, and Developers in the News

This is one of my summary pieces, in which I point you out to various things that may be note worthy if you missed it over the last month or so!

Ultima fans, as well as Shroud of the Avatar fans, will definitely want to check out this article! I found it a thoroughly enjoyable read.
Learning morality through gaming | Life and style | The Guardian

If you play Shroud of the Avatar, there is an upcoming Crafting event you may want to take a look at.
BMC Crafting Fair – August 19, 2017 – Black Rock Cove – Garrison Road Bazaar | Shroud of the Avatar Forum

Not currently a player? Give it a try for free!!
Free Trial to Run From August 9- 30th – Shroud of the Avatar – MMORPG.com

Other things of note:

Shroud Of The Avatar Team Talks Forests And Post-Episode Content | MMOExaminer

CoinReport NEVERDIE announces details for interoperable Teleport Token – CoinReport

Shroud Of The Avatar Update Highlights New City Polish and Armor | MMOExaminer


Take a break from all those articles and reading, and listen to something new from one of our community members, Dan Span!


Go Back to reading now…

BioWare Montreal Closes: Will EA kill this brand like it has these? Part 1: Origin and Westwood

Travian Games to publish Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar | GamesIndustry.biz

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July 25 2017

Ultima Auction Spotlight – UV and UIII


Ok, these came across my screen and I felt they were spotlight worthy!

You have what appears to be a complete Ultima V, up for auction with very reasonable shipping and currently a high bid of $24.00. May go for a decent price, may not, but worth checking out if you want one.

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny – COMPLETE – Commodore 64/128 W/COIN, MAP, etc

Related and noteworthy is an Ultima V map with decent shipping and currently no bids, starting at $10.00. This could be a great find!
Ultima V Original Cloth Map | eBay


Very incomplete, but has a few items in it and for the potential price is a great parts buy!

Ultima III Exodus Commodore 64 used video game tested working but incomplete | eBay

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